that Hospitals for prisoners of war are placed on the same footing as other Confederate States Hospitals in all respects, and will be managed accordingly.
General Lee's orders.
General Lee, in his testimony before the Reconstruction Committee of Congress, says of the treatment of prisoners on the field:
The orders alwayGeneral Lee, in his testimony before the Reconstruction Committee of Congress, says of the treatment of prisoners on the field:
The orders always were, that the whole field should be treated alike.
Parties were sent out to take the Federal wounded, as well as the Confederates, and the surgeons were told to treat the one as they did the other.
These orders given by me were respected on every field.
And there is nothing in all the records, so far as we can find, which ity of issuing an order declaring, among other things, that Pope and Steinwehr and the commissioned officers of their commands, had chosen for themselves (to use General Lee's words) the position of robbers and murderers, and not that of public enemies entitled, if captured, to be treated as prisoners of war.
Later on, in the fall